Letters Falling research in the NHS

Research passports haven’t streamlined processes

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3450 (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3450
  1. Clare L Gardiner, research associate1,
  2. Merryn Gott, professor of health sciences2,
  3. Christine Ingleton, professor of palliative care nursing3
  1. 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Sykes House, St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield S11 9NE
  2. 2School of Nursing, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre 1142, Auckland, New Zealand
  3. 3School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Samuel Fox House, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU
  1. c.gardiner{at}sheffield.ac.uk

    Rees and Wells note the barriers to conducting research in the NHS.1 The National Institute for Health Research has recently implemented a research passport system to ease the acquisition of multiple honorary contracts for multicentre research.2 In principle, the passport system removes many of the barriers to gaining contractual status (including multiple Criminal Record …

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